Peter Balakian, American English educator. Recipient Bood award New Jersey Council for the Humanities, 1998, Anrahit Literary prize Columbia University, 1990. Freedom to write committee Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, since 1998. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors Guild, Armenian National Institute (board directors since 1997).
- Sad Days of Light (Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry)
- Poems portray the Turkish massacre of Armenians in 1915 and explore the experiences of the author's grandmother, a survivor of the attack.